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The Best Online Suboxone Forums

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Reviewed By Peter Manza, PhD • Updated Sep 15, 2023 • 5 cited sources

The internet is full of communities for addiction and recovery, including Suboxone treatment. These online Suboxone forums can be a vital part of your support network in opioid use disorder recovery, but there are also a lot of myths and misinformation out there about Suboxone therapy so it’s important to be careful.In this article, we outline some of the best places to talk online about opioid use disorder (OUD), Suboxone treatment, Suboxone reviews and recovery in general.

Popular Online Suboxone Forums

Online Suboxone forums can be a great place to discuss opioid addiction, Medication for Addiction Treatment (MAT) like Suboxone, side effects, withdrawal, treatment length and more. 

Some well-regarded sites for addiction treatment forums, including Suboxone withdrawal forms, include:[1],[2]

  • Drugs-Forum: This site has a section specifically dedicated to addiction and recovery. They encourage members to start recovery journals that document their progress and can be read by other members.  The forums feature a lot of advice for people in recovery and tips to reduce harm if one is engaging in recreational or illicit drug use.
  • Mental Health Forum: This Suboxone forum has a substance misuse-specific section in which people can discuss concerns or ask questions about drug and alcohol misuse as well as treatment.
  • This message board includes a comprehensive list of user reviews of Suboxone treatment as well as frequently asked questions. This can be helpful if you are considering starting Suboxone and want to know the pros and cons as well as how it has benefited people in a similar situation.

SMART Recovery is a free addiction recovery program that is often framed as an alternative to programs like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and similar 12-step programs. SMART Recovery doesn’t have any faith-based or religious elements built into its recovery methodology, ideal for members who do not consider themselves religious. Although SMART Recovery meetings are still available, the online forum closed down in June 2023.

What About Platforms like Reddit?

Reddit has had its share of controversies. Some of the information in this Suboxone forum may not be medically accurate, particularly regarding addiction and Suboxone therapy. [4] 

At the same time, some communities have formed on Reddit that clearly help support people in their recovery. Reddit’s rules can be found here.[3] 

Things to Be Aware of With Online Suboxone Forums

It’s important to note that Suboxone forums, like any digital space, can be very helpful but can also have risks.[5] Some forums may be well-intentioned but poorly policed or contain misinformation. Others may promote outright harmful ideas, or they might even be attempts to scam vulnerable people who are seeking help for addiction.

If you do find online communities for addiction support to be helpful, follow some basic rules:

  1. Do not give out personal identifying information: Some Suboxone forums may contain mal-intentioned individuals. Feel free to share your experiences but try to avoid giving out personal identifying information including your name, address, or any financial information. 
  2. Take information with a “grain of salt”: Remember that you’re not necessarily talking to experts but to other lay individuals sharing their experience. If you have questions about medical information online, reach out to your doctor or medical professional for clarification‍
  3. Pair online support with in-person professional support: Online communities can be helpful for some individuals but should not be a substitute for professional help if you are in recovery from a substance use disorder. Seek inpatient treatment, outpatient rehab or therapy.

Where to Find Reputable Information About Suboxone

With so much misinformation available online about Suboxone, MAT, opioid use disorder, and managing opioid withdrawal at home, it’s important to do your own research before making any decisions. Suboxone forums tend to be moderated for abusive or extremely harmful posts but not for misconceptions or myths related to this medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD).

Whether you’re considering starting Suboxone or are currently taking it, you can find reputable information about this MOUD on sites like:

  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • Bicycle Health Suboxone FAQ

And when in doubt, contact your doctor. You can always ask questions about withdrawal symptoms, cravings, side effects, dose, safety, interactions and beyond.

Reviewed By Peter Manza, PhD

Peter Manza, PhD received his BA in Psychology and Biology from the University of Rochester and his PhD in Integrative Neuroscience at Stony Brook University. He is currently working as a research scientist in Washington, DC. His research focuses on the role ... Read More

  1. Addiction & Recovery Forums. SIN Foundation. Accessed August 2022.
  2. SMART Recovery Forums. SMART Recovery. Accessed August 2022.
  3. Reddit Content Policy. Reddit, Inc. Accessed August 2022.
  4. The Surprising Internet Forum Some Alcoholics Are Choosing Over AA. The Washington Post. January 2016. Accessed August 2022.
  5. Giving and Receiving Social Support in Online Substance Use Disorder Forums: How Self-Efficacy Moderates Effects on Relapse. Patient Education and Counseling. June 2022. Accessed August 2022.

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